From the developer: Talkitt aims to help millions of people with speech disabilities use their voice to communicate! The Talkitt app translates unintelligible speech into understandable verbalization, allowing people to communicate using their own voice. By recognizing the individual's vocal patterns, it 'speaks' their words, allowing them to communicate clearly. The program works in every language.
Useful for: People with motor, speech and language disorders - including but not limited to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy, stroke, brain injury, and autism.
APP: Be My Eyes
From the organization website: Be My Eyes connects visually impaired people who need assistance with sighted volunteers who want to help out via a direct video connection. Currently available for iPhone and coming soon for Android. For example, a visually impaired person might need assistance making their way around new surroundings or checking the label on an item they are shopping for.
Useful for: People who are visually impaired.
APP: Dragon Dictation
From the developer: Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard. Dragon Dictation supports a multitude of global languages.
Useful for: People who are limited in their ability to use keyboards.
APP: Hamilton CapTel
From the developer: The Hamilton CapTel® App is designed exclusively for individuals who have difficulty hearing over the telephone. With this app, you may listen to your phone conversations while reading word-for-word captions of what's said to you - similar to captions on television.
Useful for: People with hearing difficulties.
From the developer: Many people have difficulties following and understanding conversations in situations like in a restaurant, in meetings, or just have a hard time understanding conversations in noisy daily life. The HearYouNow app is only intended to help people in specific listening environments. Should you notice that you need this app very often to amplify conversations, we strongly recommend consulting a hearing professional.
Useful for: People with hearing difficulties who don’t use a hearing aid.
APP: Faces iMake
From the developer: Promotes quality family time. Faces iMake is appropriate for all ages. That makes it a fun and family-friendly app that parents and children can enjoy together. Because the app isn’t based on drawing alone but rather creating with objects, Faces iMake provides the perfect platform for every family member to create and share with one another. Faces iMake is for all ages, for all artistic skill levels – it’s for the whole family!
Useful for: People of all ages and artistic abilities.
What Mobile Apps have you used or heard about that I should add to this list? Let me know in the comments section below. Thank you for reading and sharing.
-- William M. Felts